Without a response in nearly a week I might as well try.
1) Feasible for the $$$$? The economy has slowed greatly in the local area and some independent charter
boat owner/operators might be willing to "make a deal" for some summer money
. You might want to look here Virgin Islands Crewed Yacht Caribbean Charters in the USVI and BVI
. You might post your question on Traveltalkonline.com under the BVI section as well. It will probably be easier for you to find a charter vessel for 6 or less rather than more persons as there are lower requirements for vessel and captain
licensing aka sixpack license
2) Provisions? Do you want to eat on board or go a shore to party with others? Light provisioning
for breakfast, snacks, a few lunch items and booze make sense. If you are on a tight budget
than eating more on the boat than on shore will save money
3) Hurricanes? It depends on many variables. Some may reschedule or give partial credit for time lost
. That is a question you should have answered to your satisfaction in writing before you book.
4) Other people to party with? There will always be people at Jost, Cane Garden Bay and Norman/Willie T. Not as many people as in high season but 5-8 guys with alcohol should be able to make a party anywhere you go.
5) Appropriate destination
? What is it you are looking for? You should find warm water
, lighter winds, flatter seas, uncrowded anchorages
and less pressure to rush to the next location to beat the crowds. Not all restaurants/bars will be open. Your captain
will know what is and isn't open.